Filipino tennis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino tennis


Filipina tennis player Alex Eala is Europe's Overseas Player of 2018

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The young Filipina makes waves in Europe's junior tennis scene

BEST FOREIGNER. At 13 years old, Filipina Alex Eala impresses in Europe. Rappler File photo

Tennis stars Nadal, Raonic see hope for Filipinos through the sport

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:47 AM

Tennis has a reputation as a sport for the rich but stars Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic see a future where the country can develop its own standouts

Tennis prodigy Sacapano looks to make her mark at Palaro

Apr 27, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Eleven year old Averille Sacapano of Aklan splits her time between the tennis court and school Now she tries to conquer Palarong Pambansa

ACE. Eleven-year-old tennis prodigy Averille Sacapano is looking to make her mark at this year's Palarong Pambansa. Photo from Sacapano's Facebook

PH loses Davis Cup tilt to Pakistan 3-2

Apr 06, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Team Philippines blew a 2 1 lead dropping 3 straight games to Pakistan en route to being eliminated from Davis Cup play

HARDCOURT, HARD TIMES. Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales and Team Philippines were eliminated by Pakistan from Davis Cup play

Kids from 11 cities to vie in 16th HEAD Junior Tennis national tourney

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:50 PM

In a hunt for the sport s next generation of stars the HEAD 2014 Junior Satellite Circuit National Tennis Tournament will comb through the key cities in the country expecting hundreds of kids joining the 70 day competition

AJ Lim Jr. is just one of the Philippines' budding tennis players. Photo from Cerritos Tennis Center

Tennis: Tierro slips into Olivares Cup semifinals

Mar 28, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Patrick John Tierro won a tough battle with Roberto Ortega Olmedo to barge into the semifinals of the Olivares Cup

BATTLE TO THE FINISH. Filipino tennis player Patrick John Tierro survived a tough challenge from Spain's Roberto Ortega-Olmedo on Friday. Photo courtesy Manolo Pedralvez

Redemption for former Filipino tennis standout Patrombon

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:24 AM

Once the ninth best junior tennis player in the world Filipino prodigy Jeson Patrombon has shown flashes of his early brilliance in the Olivares Cup after a precipitous fall from grace

RETURN TO PROMINENCE. Jeson Patrombon, once one of the best junior tennis players in the world, is finding a second life in the Olivares Cup. Photo from Wikipedia

Korea's Kang, Canadian Liang win boys, girls junior tennis titles

Mar 23, 2014 - 4:48 PM

South Korea s Ku Keon Kang took him the boys title while Canadian Gloria Liang took home girls top honors at the 25th International Junior Tennis Championships at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center

South Korean Ku Keon Kang won the boys junior tennis title. Photo from

Last of Filipinos eliminated on Day 2 of Junior Tennis Championships

Mar 20, 2014 - 2:03 AM

One after the other three more Filipino players were taken to the showers by their respective superior rivals in the second round of 25th Mitsubishi International Junior Tennis Championships

PINOY GIANT KILLER. Hong Kong's Jack Wong, who eliminated highly-regarded Pinoy AJ Lim Jr. on Day 1, was himself a victim in the second round. Photo by Thomas Yau/SCMP

Pinoys endure rough first day at Mitsubishi International Junior Tennis Championships

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:59 PM

Despite home court advantage a number of Filipino players were defeated on day one of the 25th Mitsubishi International Junior Tennis Championships

UPSET ALERT. Filipino AJ Lim Jr. lost to Hong Kong's Jack Wong on day one of competition. Photo from Cerritos Tennis Center